We have extensive experience and expertise in the treatment and management of personality disorder. This includes the delivery of clinical services as well as the operational complexities of developing and running such services.
While working with people with personality disorder is our primary task, our expertise is also relevant for services treating all forms of mental disorder. 

We provide consultation and training services for colleagues in related services, so that, together, we can all better understand and treat complex mental health conditions to deliver more positive outcomes for patients. 

The following key principles underpin our approach:

  • A culture of enquiry
  • Psychosocial approaches
  • Using lived experience to inform and deliver services.

We can work with colleagues to support their own individual practice, or that of their wider team, service or organisation. We can provide expertise for handling complaints, enquiries or a range of more formal training in the following areas:  Knowledge and understanding framework: three day awareness training

  • Complex case forums
  • Team development
  • Psychological education.

Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) Hub

KUF training is a co-produced, trauma informed training programme with a track record of effectively improving staff confidence and competence to support the recovery of people who have complex emotional needs associated with the diagnosis of personality disorder.

The new National KUF Hub is hosted by a collaborative partnership between West London NHS Trust’s Cassel Hospital and Managed Clinical Network, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London (UCL).

Check out the latest KUF newsletters here:

Please contact the team via email at wlm-tr.kufhub@nhs.net